Car rentals in Prague: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Prague whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Prague. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Prague. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Prague?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Prague. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Prague rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Prague?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Prague?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Prague. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Nebraska back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering in large cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Prague?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Prague is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Prague?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Prague.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning your car topped off. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before bringing the car rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Prague adventure, be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Prague rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.